In Malaysia it’s quite difficult to get hold of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram… except basil which I have successfully grew. The only place we can stock up on these herbs is from the hypermarket/supermarket. However most of the time I’m using only a portion of the herbs, the rest will be kept in fridge. And they won’t last long… a week or two later they will be thrown away. What a waste ya?
Right now I’m adopting the freezing method to preserve unused fresh herbs.
Here’s how I do it.
You will need an ice cube tray, water & Ziploc bag (optional).
These are fresh rosemary in ice cubes. You can keep it like this until you need the herbs for soup or cooking. For me because I don’t have extra ice cube tray, I need to remove them and keep in the Ziploc bag.
Use it as it is for soup & cooking and thaw them if you’re going to use for salad or marinating. Simple as that. 🙂
Here’s another tip on storing fresh herbs – water container method